New report raises allegations against Sen. Colin Kenny
Published Tuesday, February 25, 2014 10:00PM EST
Last Updated Wednesday, February 26, 2014 9:57AM EST
Sen. Colin Kenny's battered credibility is taking another hit in light of a preliminary report into his former assistant's complaint of inappropriate behaviour.
Kenny left the Liberal caucus last November after a complaint was filed by a former staff member, who accused him of abuse of power and sexual harassment.
The massive report was done by outside investigators, who combed through hundreds of emails between Kenny and his former staffer.
The report contains allegations Kenny asked the staffer to do non-Senate work, including:
- hiring a handy man,
- arranging the tailoring of his clothes,
- getting his drug prescriptions, including pills for erectile dysfunction,
- paying a dog-walker, and,
- arranging for the pick-up of keys to a Florida condominium.
According to Senate rules, Kenny is not allowed to allocate, authorize the use of, or use a Senate resource except to carry out parliamentary functions.
The preliminary report does not draw any conclusions, and Kenny has denied the allegations.
With a report by CTV’s Deputy Ottawa Bureau Chief Laurie Graham